On April 11, 2021, at 6:19 a.m., Maskwacis RCMP responded to a call of a stabbing at a residence on Ermineskin Cree Nation, Alta.
Maskwacis RCMP attended along with emergency medical services, who treated a 51-year-old male that had suffered injuries at the residence and was taken to hospital for treatment. Further investigation indicated a home invasion had allegedly occurred wherein a number of suspects forcibly entered a residence on Ermineskin Cree Nation. During the home invasion, the 51-year-old male victim was injured.
Maskwacis RCMP's investigation resulted in the arrest of two male subjects for Aggravated Assault and additional charges and those subjects were subsequently remanded into custody awaiting court.
The victim, Albert Dean Wildcat (51) of Ermineskin Cree Nation, remained in hospital until he succumbed to his injuries and died on April 15, 2021. An autopsy was conducted by the Edmonton Office of the Chief Medical Examiner on April 16, 2021.
Alberta RCMP Major Crimes took over carriage of this investigation and have been working in partnership with Maskwacis RCMP, Maskwacis General Investigation Section, RCMP Forensic Identification Services, RCMP Police Dog Services, and Strathcona County RCMP Detachment to further this investigation.
On April 22, 2021, Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit charged a 25-year-old male and a 33-year-old male with Second Degree Murder. Both males are from of Ermineskin Cree Nation.
Following a judicial hearing, both males were remanded into custody and are both scheduled to appear in Wetaskiwin Provincial Court on April 27, 2021.
As this matter is now before the courts, no further details will be provided regarding the above noted accused.
Alberta RCMP Major Crimes continue to investigate this homicide.
If you have information about this incident, please contact Maskwacis RCMP at 780-585-4600 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.